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Chemical structure of hopeaphenol
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3D model (JSmol)
Molar mass 906.94 g·mol−1
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Hopeaphenol is a stilbenoid. It is a resveratrol tetramer. It has been first isolated from Dipterocarpaceae[1] like Shorea ovalis.[2] It has also been isolated from wines from North Africa.[3]

It shows an opposite effect to vitisin A on apoptosis of myocytes isolated from adult rat heart.[4]

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  1. ^ The structure of hopeaphenol. P. Coggon, T. J. King and S. C. Wallwork, Chem. Commun. (London), 1966, pages 439-440, doi:10.1039/C19660000439
  2. ^ The Isolation of Hopeaphenol, a Tetramer Stilbene, from Shorea ovalis Blume. Advances in Natural & Applied Sciences, January–April 2009, Volume 3, Issue 1, page 107 (abstract)
  3. ^ Habiba Amira Guebailia; Kleopatra Chira; Tristan Richard; Teguiche Mabrouk; Aurélie Furiga; Xavier Vitrac; Jean-Pierre Monti; Jean-Claude Delaunay; Jean-Michel Mérillon (2006). "Hopeaphenol: The First Resveratrol Tetramer in Wines from North Africa". J. Agric. Food Chem. 54 (25): 9559–9564. doi:10.1021/jf062024g. PMID 17147446. 
  4. ^ Opposite Effects of Two Resveratrol (trans-3,5,4′-Trihydroxystilbene) Tetramers, Vitisin A and Hopeaphenol, on Apoptosis of Myocytes Isolated from Adult Rat Heart. Kazuhiko Seya, Kouta Kanemaru, Chiharu Sugimoto, Megumi Suzuki, Teruko Takeo, Shigeru Motomura, Haruo Kitahara, Masatake Niwa, Yoshiteru Oshima and Ken-Ichi Furukawa, JPET January 2009 vol. 328 no. 1 90-98, doi:10.1124/jpet.108.143172